SL Preview: St Helens v Huddersfield

St Helens are expected to hand a debut to their latest full-back, Australian Adam Quinlan, who arrived in the UK this week, after moving from Parramatta Eels.

Saints are without talismanic utility player Jon Wilkin, who has a leg problem.

For the Giants, Nathan Mason replacing Anthony Mullally is coach Paul Anderson‘s only change from the team which beat Hull KR last week.

St Helens (19-man squad): Turner, Jones, Swift, Burns, Walsh, Masoe, Roby, Amor, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Walmsley, Flanagan, Percival, Thompson, Richards, Greenwood, Dawson, Savelio, Fleming, Quinlan.

Huddersfield Giants (19-man squad):
Grix, McGillvary, Cudjoe, Wardle, Murphy, Brough, Robinson, Crabtree, Huby, Hughes, Lawrence, Kopczak, Wood, Ta’ai, Broughton, Ellis, Fairbank, Mason, Simpson.

Stats:

Leroy Cudjoe needs seven points to reach 500 for Huddersfield. Cudjoe’s total of 493 has been reached with 92 tries, 62 goals and one field goal in 205 games for the Giants since 2008. The England centre also needs two tries to reach a career century of touchdowns. Cudjoe has scored 92 tries for Huddersfield since 2008, to go with six for England (2012-2013).

Jordan Turner needs two tries to reach a career century of touchdowns. His total of 98 has been scored as follows: 24 for Salford (2006-2009), 34 for Hull FC (2010-2012), 38 for St Helens (2013-2015) and two for England Knights (2012).

Super League Summary:

St Helens won 30 (includes wins in 2009 and 2010 play-offs)
Huddersfield won eight
St Helens highest score: 68-18 (H, 1998) (Widest margin: 68-18, H, 1998; 54-4, H, 2007)
Huddersfield highest score: 40-18 (H, 2011); 40-4 (A, 2013) (Widest margin: 40-4, A, 2013)

Last 10 meetings:

Huddersfield 8, St Helens 11 (SLR10, 12/4/15)
Huddersfield 17, St Helens 16 (SLR27, 12/9/14)
St Helens 41, Huddersfield 22 (SLR14, 23/5/14)
Huddersfield 16, St Helens 17 (CCR4, 6/4/14)
Huddersfield 25, St Helens 16 (SLR17, 3/6/13)
St Helens 4, Huddersfield 40 (SLR1, 2/2/13)
St Helens 46, Huddersfield 12 (SLR22, 29/7/12)
Huddersfield 17, St Helens 16 (SLR5, 4/3/12)
St Helens 19, Huddersfield 6 (SLR24, 12/8/11)
Huddersfield 40, St Helens 18 (SLR14, 14/5/11)

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